I wasn’t sure if I should write about 9/11 today. I feel like a lot of people, a lot of bloggers, are take advantage of this tragedy and pretend it affected them in a way that it didn’t. I don’t want to be like that. I remember when it happened but I was so far removed that all I really felt was shock. Looking back I think somewhere in the back of my mind I may have been a little fearful. I was young though, a teenager with an intense sense of invincibility. I assumed that whatever might come, I would be ok.
All I can say now is that I am very sad about all the lives that were lost. I am also so proud of all the emergency personnel, civilians, and even the search and rescue dogs, that helped out that day. I cannot imagine what it must have been like for the people on those planes, the people inside those buildings, and the people tasked with rescuing them. I hope all those who lost loved ones will find peace. I hope all those involved that day find peace. I hope all those who died rest in peace. I can honestly say that I will never forget.
Images via The British Nobility on Tumblr. The text read:
September 11, 2001
2,997 people died. 411 people risked their lives to save others. At least 200 people jumped and fell to their deaths. 2 beautiful buildings destroyed. 246 people got on an airplane and never got to see home again. 2,997 innocent people left their homes one day and never got to see their families again.